Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade? Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4? Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access? Do you want a better triage experience? Are you hoping [...]
Why does your team spend so much time building out a requirements document? Is the level of detail necessary? Is it getting in the way of delivering more quickly? Find out what part of the requirements gathering process is slowing down your delivery cycle. Many teams spend more time on requirements definitions than necessary. An [...]
The latest news from VSO & TFS shows what a great agile transformation can accomplish.
We have all seen the latest buzzwords of Continuous Delivery over the last few years. The name “Continuous Delivery” gives a general idea of the practice: continuously deploying an application or code into a system. The word “continuous” does not provide the detail of what we are trying to achieve in the Continuous Delivery practices. [...]
Without a WIQL variable such as @currentIteration everyone needs to modify all of their queries every iteration if we want to have any individual or shared queries looking at the current iteration. Or do we?
Northwest Cadence is thrilled to share with you details around our recent work with Microsoft and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). We helped create and deliver live, all-day trainings highlighting topics such as Agile, Lean, Git, and Kanban. We loved working on these Jump Starts because they emphasize our passion: helping teams improve their processes [...]
I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]
I was recently confronted by a customer wanting to know if Team Foundation Server (TFS) could support Product development, not just Project development. That left me a bit confused, as TFS is a general tool, and supports pretty much any process, good or bad. She had been exposed only to agile demonstrations, and she was [...]
Join Steven Borg on May 5-8 at the upcoming leadership conference: Modern Management Methods – Making Better Decisions in the Face of Complexity and Uncertainty. If you’re in a leadership role and are responsible for managing knowledge work activities, this conference is one that you don’t want to miss. The Modern Management Conference has extremely [...]
I may have done a dangerous thing. I wanted to show teams how to commit a two-week sprint in half an hour... and then we did it in fifteen minutes.